Matsushita will offer a inch PDP TV that uses a plasma display panel measuring about by cm.
The PDP offers full high definition ( by pixels) a to contrast ratio in dark surroundings and includes a connection for the High Definition Multimedia Interface.
Matsushita said it has already begun accepting orders for the giant display from U.S. businesses. It expects to sell about units in the first year.
The panels are produced at Fab in Amagasaki Osaka prefecture. The fab handles mother glass from which six inch panels can be cut. For the production of the inch panel a dedicated by cm glass will be used according to a Matsushita spokesman.
That's a big TV
Capacity at the fab for inch panels will more than double to units. Matsushita's now has a total PDP production capacity of units a month or . million units a year.
Fab at Amagasaki is under construction and will begin operations in October giving Matsushita another units in monthly capacity.
Matsushita is the market leader in PDP TVs with a percent global market share in and percent in the first quarter of according to market researcher DisplaySearch.
Matsushita said it will begin taking orders for the inch TV in September. The PDP will be priced at about $.